African geranium Pelargonium sidoides

African geranium


P. sidoides forms a compact rosette of soft grey leaves that are curiously scented. Dainty, dark-purple flowers are held aloft on wiry stems at a maximum height of about 30cm

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      African geranium

    • Common names

      Pelargonium sidifolium

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Deadhead and remove yellowing leaves

  • bambooSoil


  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by cuttings in spring and summer

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble-free but may be susceptible to aphids in spring

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble-free, but may be susceptible to pelargonium rust and Pelargonium viruses